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President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama back at the White House. (Photo: Charles Dharapak, AP)
WHITE HOUSE SCHEDULE: In the morning, the President and the First Lady will arrive at the White House. The arrival on the South Lawn is open press.
President Obama delivers remarks at a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela.
President Obama speaks during a memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
WHITE HOUSE SCHEDULE: On Tuesday morning, the President and the First Lady arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa. Their arrival to the Waterkloof Air Force Base is open press.
Later in the morning, the President will attend and deliver remarks at the National Memorial Service for Former South African President Nelson Mandela. The First Lady will also attend the service at First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. This event is open to pre-credentialed media.
In the evening, the President, the First Lady and the traveling delegation will depart Johannesburg, South Africa en route Washington, D.C. The departure from the Waterkloof Air Force Base is open press.
US President Barack Obama (R) and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (C) next to US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013 (AFP, Roberto Schmidt)
AFP: US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela's memorial service with his stirring eulogy on Tuesday, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz.
In a candid moment captured by AFP photographer Roberto Schmidt, Denmark's Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto's World Cup stadium.
First Lady Michelle Obama, sitting to the left of her husband, does not join in with the lightheartedness, keeping her eyes firmly trained on the podium where world leaders were paying tribute to South Africa's anti-apartheid hero Mandela, who died Thursday aged 95.
WHITE HOUSE SCHEDULE: In the morning, the President and the First Lady will travel to Johannesburg, South Africa to attend the national memorial service for former President Mandela. There will be in town travel pool coverage of the departure from the South Lawn.
The President and the First Lady will remain overnight aboard Air Force One.
In this week's address, President Obama says that before Congress leaves for vacation, they should extend unemployment benefits for 1.3 million hardworking Americans who will lose this lifeline at the end of the year.
President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Sasha and Malia applaud after lighting the National Christmas Tree. (Photo: Charles Dharapak, AP)
WHITE HOUSE SCHEDULE: In the morning, the President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press. In the evening (5:00 PM), the First Family will attend the National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse. The President will deliver remarks. This event is open to pre-credentialed media.
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President Obama says that Nelson Mandela's journey from a prisoner to President embodied the promise that human beings, and countries, can change for the better, and asks that we pause and give thanks for the fact that Mandela lived -- a man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice.